Detoxifying you’re body regularly is a great way to cleanse your organs and tissues such as your liver, kidneys, cardiovascular system. The detox process boosts energy by removing toxins and creating more room for oxygen and nutrients.
Dr. Janet Starr Hull, detox expert and nutritionist, at www.Janethull.com, talks about her #1 ingredient as part of her 10-Step detox program.
French Green Clay
Dr. Hull came upon French Green Clay when doing environmental research in Europe in the late 1980’s. She found that Europeans were ingesting and topically applying this illite clay for human health, animal health, and plant growth. She was intrigued by this clay because it was unlike the clays used in the US that we’re only being used topically.
Purpose of French Green Clay
When the French Green Clay is ingested, it chelate￼s to heavy metals, such as mercury, aluminum, and tin, for example, and removes it through elimination.
When the metals, toxins, or microorganisms are removed by the French Green Clay, the clay will fill the “gap” where the toxin existed to heal the body.
French Green Clay was used at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant￼￼ site to remediate the radiation from the nuclear meltdown.
Dr. Hull also uses French Green Clay to make her own toothpaste. And she has healthy white teeth!
How to Mix French Green Clay
Once you have ordered your French Green Clay, making sure to order the one for internal use, it will arrive in a plastic bag which will first need to be removed from the plastic and placed in an airtight glass container.
You’ll want to prepare the mixture the evening before the morning you intend to ingest it. Mix one teaspoon of clay (using a plastic or wooden measuring spoon) with 8oz of water and let stand overnight to allow the larger sediments to settle. Drink the cup of “milk water” in the morning. Because the milk water settled overnight, there will be a silt in the bottom of the cup. You can add more water, mix, and consume.
Note: this can also be used for animals such as being added to dog food.
Where does French Green Clay Comes From?
French Green Clay comes from dried up Mediterranean Sea beds. It contains phytonutrients and minerals from the algae and sea beds which also contributes to its color.
Not All Clays Are Created Equal
Dr. Janet Hull emphasizes the difference between the illite clay (which is what the French Green Clay is) characterized by its powdery or fine-dust consistency compared to bentonite clay which will glob up when wet. The illite, or French Green Clay, is used for ingestion because it does not get stuck, or compacted, in the digestive tract and is readily eliminated.
If you’d like more information on detoxification, visit Dr. Hull’s website at www.janethull.com. She also has information about her hair analysis program which I use at least once a year as part of my health maintenance program.
Cheers to a happy, healthy new year!